Jeffrey Phillips is a senior consultant and VP Marketing for OVO Innovation. OVO Innovation is a leading innovation consulting firm, focused on defining repeatable, sustainable innovation processes in Fortune 500 businesses.
Jeffrey has led innovation projects for a number of Fortune 500 firms, including Hewlett-Packard, John Deere, GSK, T. Rowe Price, WellPoint, Raytheon, AIG, Fleishman-Hillard, St. Jude Medical and U.S. Bank. Additionally, Jeffrey has led innovation training programs for these clients and in universities in the US, including the University of North Carolina, Georgetown, Duke, the University of Texas, Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and the University of the Pacific. With the University of the Pacific OVO has led training programs in China as well. Jeffrey has been a featured speaker on innovation topics in Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Mexico.
Jeffrey has published two books about innovation. His most recent book, published in 2011, is entitled Relentless Innovation(http://www.amazon.com/Relentless-Innovation-Works-Doesn-2019t-Business/d...). Relentless Innovation attempts to understand why some firms (3M, P&G, Apple) can sustain innovation over a long period of time, while most firms innovation sporadically if at all. His first book, a guidebook for individuals who find themselves leading innovation efforts in larger organizations is entitled Make us more Innovative. You can find that book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Make-more-Innovative-Critical-Innovation/dp/059548...
Jeffrey and his partners at OVO have published a number of papers on innovation topics in the Harvard Management Update, in Digital Magazine and in the International Journal of Innovation Science. Jeffrey is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Innovation Science and regularly reviews articles for publication.
Additionally, Jeffrey writes the influential blog Innovate on Purpose, which is regularly cited as one of the best blogs on innovation on the web.
Before starting OVO Innovation, Jeffrey has worked in large consulting organizations focused on enterprise strategy and process improvement, and in high technology firms such as Texas Instruments. Jeffrey has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an engineering degree from the University of Virginia.